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Armley road safety day tackles speeding drivers

8 September 2019

Speeding drivers in Armley were given advice about their speed by a combination of Armley residents, police and council representatives.

The Community Speed Watch event saw people come out at a variety of hotspots in Armley, including Town Street, Hall Lane, Armley Ridge Road,
Armley Grange Drive and Wortley Road.

Attendees spent the time monitoring traffic, gathering data and educating some drivers too.

Original plans to have people on Stanningley Road failed to come to fruition after the local neighbourhood policing team decided to target other areas first.

The idea for the Community Speed Watch came following concerns about speeding traffic along a number of streets raised at a recent Armley Forum meeting.

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Keith Moore says:

Having lived in Armley for nearly 5 years I have seen and sadly heard the noise first hand first flat, at least 15 people had loud powerfull cars, and it was not pleasant listening to the noise they made. I moved to ridge Road and ever night cars raced up and down till the early hours of the morning. I now live on town street, its crazy, the cars go past at high speed, then you get quads up and down town street, 5 in a row sometimes, and they wearing ballclarvers, it’s nice to hear that it’s been taken seriously by the people and the authorities, well done. K moore. Armley.